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Active SEO poisoning attacks for hot topics

In the past we have already covered how attackers are using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) poisoning techniques to modify the results obtained from search engines, mainly Google, to point to malicious web sites or accomplish other malicious activities, for example, vishing attacks or IFRAME SEO attacks.

Recently we got details about two active SEO poisoning attacks for two specific hot topics:

The related search terms for these two hot topics in Google are returning top results pointing to sites that distribute malware.

Apart from the common defense-in-depth practices regarding client and end point protection, one of the best recommendations is to demonstrate this type of attack on your security awareness programs, so that users do not blindly trust any output they get from search engines.

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Raul Siles (www.raulsiles.com)
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Raul Siles

152 Posts
6 years later this sort of problem has diminished a lot but beware such sites are still lurking out there.
Kernow

1 Posts
But Google is changing their search algorithm very frequently to get rid of this problem. But I am agree that still it has not succeeded yet. Google should should work on it!
james18

1 Posts

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